Book The Seventy-Ninth

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

This is awesome.

Awesome do you hear me! (I know technically that should have had a question mark at the end, but Gossip Girl’s awesomeness is not a question – it is an exclamation!)

The (loose) inspiration for the tv show of the same name, this is about beautiful people being beautiful and having drama upon drama for two hundred pages, then it stops at an arbitrary point to allow for the eleven or so sequels.

I genuinely have no idea what’s going on here: the fact that this is about teenagers having dramas means it should be a young adult book, but the swearing and the sex means that it is unlikely to sit on the shelves of too many school libraries.

Of course, school children do swear and have lots of ill-advised sex, so it’s more true-to-life than most books I’ve read recently that purport to be for and about teens…


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